Classes & Workshops

A Taste of Writers & Books!

Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.

Full Week: $165 W&B Members/ $178 General Public (use code W14-Y4)
SINGLE DAY: $37 W&B Members/$40 General Public (see below for codes for individual classes)

Monday: Word Play Workshop
Instructor: Donna Marbach
All work and no play makes for a dull writer. Come stretch your language brain! We’ll uncover the magic in words through fun games and exercises. We’ll play with palindromes and anagrams. We’ll expand our vocabularies and play with words by writing special kinds of poems, riddles, and tongue twisters! Come, play with words!

Tuesday: Flash Fiction
Instructor: Judy DeCroce
Flash Fiction is a short form of writing in which every word is essential. These stories have a rhythm and foundation of character, setting, and plot. We will learn to hook the reader quickly and then, through an unexpected twist, leave the reader wanting more. At the end of the day students will go home with at least three new pieces of writing!

Wednesday: Comedy Improvisation
Instructor: Julie Donofrio
Improvisation is acting without a script, and often includes audience participation. Students will learn the basic rules of improv, and then a variety of theater games and comedy improv games such as those featured on the television show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” The class will present some of their favorite games for family members at the end of the day.

Thursday: Harry Potter Fan Fare
Instructor: Cathy Buyer-Davis
Spend a day celebrating all things Harry Potter! Write an article or two for the Daily Prophet, visit Honeydukes, transfigure a dragon, and engage in some fantastical wizarding fun, including a Quidditch scrimmage (weather permitting).

Friday: The Urban Wild
Instructor: Angela Cannon-Crothers
Take a nature walk… in the city! Hone your powers of observation; notice the vibrant natural world in our own urban neighborhood. Learn how to identify wild edibles as well as a few bird calls! Use observation, exploration, and hands-on activities to create memorable writing about the natural world and our place in it.